Arsenal will reportedly make a £25 million bid for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony this summer, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The Ivory Coast international played a crucial role in keeping the Swans aloft in the Premier League last season, notching up an impressive tally of 17 goals.
It is understood Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also keen on landing the striker and is willing to bid big to land the former Vitesse man. The report suggests the French boss is even willing to push up the price of the Swans star and would give the okay to pay as much as £25 million. Chelsea have also registered their interest however aren’t willing to offer as much for Bony and could look to move for QPR striker Loic Remy, who has a £8 million release clause, instead.
Bony’s imminent departure from the Liberty was all but confirmed this week, after the Welsh club completed the signing of FC Twente forward Luc Castaignos, with the Holland Under-21 international moving to Wales having bagged 14 goals in the Eredivisie last season.
The 25 year old is a big, strong centre forward who good in the air and has a solid strike. He is a clinical finisher who also has incredible composure in front of goal. He also has the ability to take well placed penalties and very rarely spares any one on one opportunities with his speed and strength.
Arsenal’s first choice striker Olivier Giroud offers a physical presence, but lacks the mobility and pace. Bony definitely looks like the sort of striker that the Gunners desperately need as he is quick, powerful and will also thrive on the service that the midfield could provide him with.
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He has managed to shine even against the Premier League’s biggest and best defenders. The asking price is quite high for just a single season in England, if you want quality in your team then you should be ready to pay the price. If we can snap him up then he will add goals and provide an interesting alternative to Giroud. He’s certainly not the big name striker we crave however, perhaps Loic Remy would be a more affordable option as well as a world class centre forward.
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